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UW-Madison Dairy Judging Team Takes Two Firsts At Southwestern Exposition Judging Contest

A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison dairy cattle judges placed first in oral reasons and Guernseys at the 2003 Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show Intercollegiate Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, Jan. 12 at Fort Worth, Texas.

The Badger team was 2nd high team overall, 2nd in Holsteins, 2nd in Jerseys, and 2nd in Brown Swiss. Cal Poly took first; 11 national university teams competed. Individual awards and team members:

Denise Zygarlicke of Marshfield, a senior majoring in dairy science, was 3rd high individual overall (646 points), 3rd in Guernseys, 4th in Brown Swiss, and 4th in oral reasons.

Karla Lundberg of Osseo, a senior majoring in dairy science, was 7th high individual overall, 3rd in Jerseys, and 3rd in Oral Reasons.

Mark Heinze of Portage, a senior majoring in dairy science, was 4th high individual overall, 4th in Guernseys, and 4th in Holsteins.

Becky Mentink of Waldo, a senior majoring in dairy science, was 6th in Jerseys.

Ted Halbach, UW-Madison Extension dairy youth specialist, and Dave Dickson, emeritus professor of dairy science, coached the team.

The UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course team was 3rd high team overall, and 4th in Guernseys, Jerseys, Brown Swiss and oral reasons. Individual awards and team members:

Susan Richardson of Fawn Grove, PA, was 5th high individual overall, 1st in Jerseys, and 2nd in Brown Swiss.

Mandy Puttkamer of Baraboo was 1st in oral reasons, 1st in Brown Swiss, and 2nd in Guernseys.

Gail Wubbenhorst of Westby.

Lynn Harbaugh and Willis Gunst coached the FISC team.